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Bearcats vs Panthers Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats, among the favorites to win the Big East Conference this season, open their 2012 campaign Thursday as they host the conference rival Pitt Panthers.

Cincy, with 11 starters back from a team that tied for first in the Big East last year, was favored by 3.5 points over Pitt, which got upset by FCS Youngstown State in its opener.

The Bearcats are just 2-5 ATS the past seven seasons vs Pitt.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Bearcats in this one will find them as 3-point favorites at TopBet. The over under was sitting around 48.5 at 5Dimes.

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Pittsburgh was a 31-17 loser in its last match at home, a shocker against Youngstown State. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. In their last game, the Panthers were Week 1 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-17 score against Youngstown State.

Cincinnati was a 31-24 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

 

A few Panthers at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
Cincinnati is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, September 15
Cincinnati home to Delaware St, Saturday, September 15